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Ethernet cable
it is the origional method for connecting computers. modern cable is often referred to as Cat5 or Cat5e - these are the standards that show it is a high quality cable. the cable is connected to the computers' network interface cards by plugs.
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Wireless
wireless networks allow computers to communicate by radio or microwaves if they have wireless network cards installed. the speed of the transmission varies.
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Powerline
it uses the existing mains power circuits in the house for data transmission. as most houses have plug sockets in every room. no new wiring is needed.
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ISP (cost)
internet service provider. most ISPs have a monthly charge and they can vary widely for the same level of service. you will have to check if there is a set up cost and if a free wireless router is provided.
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ISP (storage)
internet service provider. many ISPs allow server space for storing emails, files and even photos that can be shared with other users.
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ADSL
broadband over copper telephone lines uses Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line technology. it allows much faster transmission speeds by using frequencies that are not used for voice calls.
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router (wireless)
a wireless router used to connect all the computers in a network to the modern.
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LAN
local area network.
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WAN
wide area network - covers a large area.
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Network
a network that allows computers to communicate by radio or microwaves if they have wireless network cards installed.
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Cable network
a computer netwrok that passes data from one computer to another. it is done by using physical cables of some kind.
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Wireless

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wireless networks allow computers to communicate by radio or microwaves if they have wireless network cards installed. the speed of the transmission varies.

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Powerline

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ISP (cost)

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ISP (storage)

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